Arsenal failed to win again yesterday and one particular player was crucified by supporters on social media, with many calling for him to be sold.
Arsenal managed to stop the rot yesterday with a 2-2 draw against Manchester City but it wasn’t enough to see the Gunners rise from sixth position in the Premier League standings, whilst they remain seven points behind the top-four.
Arsene Wenger’s side do still have two games in hand but a major improvement is needed over the final two months of the season, with the Gunners battling the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and the Citizens for a top-four finish.
Of those clubs, Arsenal are currently the side that look destined to miss out on Champions League football next season and a victory against Manchester City would have given them a massive boost in the quest to turn things around.
However, the Gunners were forced to settle for a draw after fighting back from behind twice and one particular Arsenal man was hounded for what many believed to be a woeful performance- and it came from Arsenal’s all-time most expensive signing.
Mesut Ozil may have provided the assist for Shkodran Mustafi’s equalising goal in the second-half but he was guilty of sloppily conceding possession in the build up to Sergio Aguero’s goal, which came minutes after Theo Walcott equalised at the other end.
The German World Cup winner also failed to take advantage of a number of decent attacking opportunities and social media was awash with criticism for the former Real Madrid man, who enters the final 12 months of his deal with Arsenal this summer.
Any arsenal fans who think ozil and xhaka played well please you need help !!! What game are you watching ?
— paul jones (@paul_woodford_2) April 2, 2017
I’ll never ever understand why people rate Ozil so highly. In my eyes he is the most overrated footballer of all time.
— Jack (@CIassyCouts) April 2, 2017
Ozil out!!! In my opinion totally rubbish! Looks disinterested! Can’t be doing with him. Plus he looks like he needs a vitamin injection ?
— Sinéad ??☘️??⚽️ (@sineadmcanenny) April 2, 2017
I love Wenger but honestly now, arsenal needs a restart button, Ozil, Sanchez, Wenger can all go now. What an embarrassingly woeful club.
— Beardless Hunk (@DustyStreetzz) April 2, 2017
Not content with giving the ball away once – Ozil did it twice in the build up to that goal and then decided to have a rest. Woeful
— James Robson (@JamesRobsonMEN) April 2, 2017
I would sell ozil. He’s not what we need. Like playing with 10 players.
— 4everapplegrape (@4everapplegrape) April 2, 2017
We should sell Ozil and give all the money to Sanchez. #Arsenal
— Aminu Mahdi (@_Aminu_) April 2, 2017
Can the media please stop saying Alexis and Ozil are our two best players. Ozil not even in the top 5! Sell him
— Steve (@goonersteve12) April 2, 2017
I hope we sell Ozil to Fenerbahce in the summer. He’s beyond bad.
— aBs (@absdadon) April 2, 2017
Sell Mesut Ozil
I don’t even know why I’m an Arsenal fan any more#WengerOut
— Johnny Tse (@JohnnyTse) April 2, 2017
Been saying it for some time now, sell Mesut Ozil and Arsenal would greatly improve. This is shambolic #AFCvMCFC
— Patrick O’Meara (@pat_romeara) April 2, 2017